Responsible Dog Ownership

As a responsible dog owner you must abide with all relevant legislations and be accountable for the welfare of your dog and the environment. Dog owners must:

  1. Abide with the Dog Act 1976
  2. Microchip their dog
  3. Register their dog with the City of Cockburn.

Dog owner responsibilities

  • All dogs over three months of age must have a microchip and have current registration
  • Dog registrations cannot be accepted without a microchip
  • Ensure your dog wears a collar and registration tag when in a public place
  • Ensure your dog's collar includes your name and address (owner)
  • Do not have more than two dogs per property unless permission is granted
  • Engage and train your dog so that its behaviour does not become a nuisance
  • Remove your dog’s excreta from public places such as beaches, parks and paths
  • Maintain your dog’s cleanliness and hygiene to prevent parasites
  • Observe special conditions for owning a greyhound or a restricted breed dog
  • Ensure your dog is under control at all times, including in dog off leash areas, rural, and public properties

Guidelines for dogs in Cockburn

  • Must be kept on a leash in most public places
  • Dogs are permitted off leash in certain areas
  • Dogs should not enter shops and school grounds.

More information and contact

Please contact Rangers Services for more information on 08 9411 3444 or email Ranger Customer Service.
 
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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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